Category Archives: woodworking

Spokeshaves

              The common spokeshave has not changed much in over a century.  The main types can be subdivided several ways but they are essentially, high or low angle with various shapes to the foot … Continue reading

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Three Legged Dutch Chair

From the issue of “Work” made available today by the good folks at Tools for Working Wood.  Minimalist yet fairly ornate.  It would sit well in a corner to get it out of the way when not needed. While you … Continue reading

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Saw Bench Update

I worked on the bench a little more last weekend and have already put it to work over the last few evenings for some small projects.  I have found it’s usefulness and it is a tool I know I won’t … Continue reading

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Frame saws

Advertisement from 1913. These saws are an excellent and handy way to cross-cut large logs quickly.  the design is over 2,500 years old solving the problem of keeping a stiff blade with a minimum amount of metal.  This style come … Continue reading

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Tool Caddy

From Affine Creations: “Rooted in my love of Mathematics and geometric simplicity, I create visually strikingly pieces of wood art that are also household items.” Beautiful work.  I love the detail in the finger joints.  You can find more of … Continue reading

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Cobblers

Originally posted on Shavings:
Cobblers This letter was sent to me by an old friend. Hi, Gary! May I give you a story, as promised? The story is told that if you were a young person in medieval France embarking…

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Documenting a Foot-Powered Treadle Lathe

From the YouTube channel, Chop With Chris where he does “amazing woodworking projects with no power tools.”  At last count, he has 19 “how to” videos available and a slew of other good things on his YouTube channel. From his … Continue reading

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